No abuse of state funds in Zuma's private home revamp: govt

The South African government on Thursday, Dec 19, 2013, said President Jacob Zuma did not abuse state funds in the multi-million dollar revamp of his private home which has sparked widespread anger ahead of polls next year. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP
The South African government on Thursday, Dec 19, 2013, said President Jacob Zuma did not abuse state funds in the multi-million dollar revamp of his private home which has sparked widespread anger ahead of polls next year. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - The South African government on Thursday said President Jacob Zuma did not abuse state funds in the multi-million dollar revamp of his private home which has sparked widespread anger ahead of polls next year.

"Allegations that the president had used state resources to build or upgrade his personal dwellings are unfounded," Public Works Minister Thulasi Nxesi told a news conference.